New video highlights redundant nature of the Fairness to Pet Owners Act

April 2012

By Rhondalee Dean-Royce, communications manager of the AVMA GRD

The Fairness to Pet Owners Act is not going away. In fact, it will most likely be introduced in the Senate. The AVMA believes that the majority of veterinarians already provide written prescriptions upon request to their clients. In 23 states, there are laws in place that govern veterinary prescription writing. That is why the AVMA and its members are opposed to this bill and sending the message to Congress that a federal prescription writing mandate is unnecessary.

The most recent "Washington Perspectives" video illustrates the redundancy of the legislation. Take a moment, watch the video and then take action.

Don't let Congress tell you how to run your business. Contact your congressional representative's office and let them know you are opposed to this bill.

The AVMA Advocate - News Bites - April 2012